Documentary in which Maastricht photographer Guy van Grinsven takes stock of his extraordinary life during the last year of his life.

Please note that this film is in Dutch and Limburgish (dialect), with Dutch subtitles.
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He claims to have lived for two hundred years. Guy van Grinsven was a TV producer, publisher, documentary maker and photographer. But he started his career as an aircraft designer at Fokker. Photography was initially just a hobby. After completing his training at the Nederlandse Fotovakschool, van Grinsven went to work for the Nationaal Fotopersbureau. As part of his work, he often accompanied the royal family on state visits all over the world. On 11 September 2001, he was the only Dutch photographer-cameraman to witness the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

Van Grinsven’s life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with the muscle disease ALS. His speech deteriorates and he can no longer operate his camera himself. ‘When I can no longer communicate, I’ve had enough’, says Guy when talking about the end of his life. Until then, there is a lot to take care of.

Raymond Biesmans & Nick Rompelberg, Netherlands, 2021, 53 min. Dutch & Limburgish (local dialect) spoken, Dutch subtitles.